JOHN THE DIVINE*
Revelation 8 ©
1 The seventh seal is opened, whereupon there follows silence in heaven. 2 After this silence seven angels are seen with seven trumpets. 3 But there appears first another angel, which lays incense upon the golden altar together with the prayers of the saints. 5 Then he fills his censer with fire from the altar, and casts it upon earth. 7 This being done, the first angel blows the trumpet. 8 And also the second; from which terrible things follow. 10 Then the third angel blows the trumpet, and a star called Wormwood falls from heaven into the waters. 12 Finally the fourth angel blows the trumpet, and a third part of the sun, moon and stars is smitten with darkness. 13 After which another angel cries woe because of the plagues of the three following trumpets.
AND when he had opened 1the seventh seal, there was 2silence in heaven about the space of half an hour.
And I saw 3the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were given 4seven trumpets.
And 5another angel came and stood at the altar, having a golden censer; and there was 6given unto him much incense, that he should offer it with 7thea prayers of all saints upon the golden altar which was before the throne.
Andb the smoke of the incense, which came 8with the prayers of the saints, 9ascended up before God out of the angel's hand.
And the angel took 10the censer, and filled it with 11fire of the altar, and 12cast it into the earth: 13and there were voices, and thunderings, and lightnings, and an earthquake.
14And the seven angels which had the seven trumpets prepared themselves to sound.
The first angel sounded, 15and there followed 16hail and fire mingled with blood, and they were cast upon the earth: and the third part of trees was burnt up, and all green grass was burnt up.
And the second angel sounded, and 17as it were a great mountain burning with fire was cast 18into the sea: and the third part of the sea became blood;
And the third part of the creatures which were in the sea, and had life, died; and the third part of the ships were destroyed.
And the third angel sounded, 19and there fell a great star from heaven, burning as it were a lamp, and it fell upon the third part of the rivers, and upon the fountains of waters;
And the name of the star 20is called Wormwood: and the third part of the waters became wormwood;c and many men died of the waters, because they were made bitter.
And the fourth angel sounded, 21and the third part of the sun was smitten, and the third part of the moon, and the third part of the stars; so as the third part of them was darkened, and the day shone not for a third part of it, and the night likewise.
And I beheld, and heard an angel flying through the midst of heaven, saying with a loud voice, Woe, woe, woe, to the inhabiters of the earth by reason of the other voices of the trumpet of the three angels, which are yet to sound!